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  • Student of the Week February 24, 2014

    Nola Colegrove 

    Nola Colegrove

    Major: Integrated Language Arts Education
    Class Year: Junior

    Hometown: Galloway, Ohio
    Organizations & Activities: University Chorus, secretary of The Panther Players, Student Ambassador and Peer Advisor

    Why did you choose to attend Ohio Dominican University? 

    I chose Ohio Dominican because I immediately fell in love with the campus during my visit. The architecture was breathtaking and the community atmosphere seemed so welcoming to me.

    How do you stay involved at ODU? 

    I am currently a member of the University Chorus, secretary of The Panther Players, a Peer Advisor and Student Ambassador. In University Chorus and The Panther Players, I’ve gained wonderful outlets for creativity.

    Through my experiences as a Peer Advisor and Student Ambassador, I’ve met a number of awesome people and made many amazing connections, and I get to show others how amazing ODU really is!

    What kind of learning experiences have you had outside of the classroom? 

    My major doesn’t require internships, but it does require “field experience” or classroom experience. I had the wonderful opportunity to observe in a sophomore English classroom at The Arts and College Preparatory Academy in Columbus. This experience further ignited my excitement of becoming an educator!

    What would you say to a prospective student who is considering attending ODU? 

    I speak to many prospective students as a Student Ambassador, and one point that I always like to make is that ODU truly is a community. There is constant support from professors, students and all administrative staff and faculty.

    There are many ways for students to be involved, such as athletics, organizations, campus jobs and class discussions. At ODU, students are individuals, not a number.

    What is your most memorable moment at ODU? 

    My most memorable moment at ODU was the first curtain call of the show "Sylvia" that The Panther Players presented in the fall 2013. "Sylvia" was the show in which I had my first important acting role. I had been involved in numerous shows, but I was always working backstage. If it weren’t for the support of my fellow Panther Players, I would never have tried acting.

    At the first curtain call of "Sylvia," I remember feeling a sense of pride, not because my first show had been successful, but because of the hard work everyone had put into it. I will always remember that night!

    What do you want to do after graduation? 

    After graduation, I hope to find a job as a high school English teacher and teach sophomore or junior Literature courses.

    What is one unique experience you’ve had at ODU that has helped you grow personally, professionally and/or spiritually? Why? 

    My work as a Peer Advisor has helped me grow personally. It has helped me cast away my shyness and really connect with a lot of great people, including advisees and fellow Peer Advisors.

    What sets ODU apart from other universities you could have attended? 

    Ohio Dominican’s rich history and tradition is reflected in the beautiful campus architecture and in the hearts of its students, professors and alumni.

    How proud are you to be an ODU student? 

    I am beyond proud to be an ODU student! I’m fortunate in that my work on campus allows me to put that pride on full display for prospective students and incoming freshmen. I love sharing my experiences at ODU and welcoming students to campus!

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